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for the battleground states. >> we'll see you then. people who lost their homes in super storm sandy are trying to salvage what they can as they brace for the possible noreaster. a million people remain without power one week after the storm. >> commuting is difficult with gas shortages and mass transit problems and now another storm heading to the area. one homeowner who barely made it out alive. >> reporter: good evening. there are so many people in this hard hit community who have lost absolutely everything they own. this afternoon we spoke to one man who clung to life but using his roof top as a life raft. he holds up one of the few possessions he didn't lose. >> my military uniform. >> the father of two survived a wrack and 9/11. but the water from the storm was almost too much. >> got close enough we didn't have to be in the water too long. a couple strokes. jumped from the dining room table on to the roof. stayed on the roof for about an hour. >> you floated out of here on your neighbor's roof. >> picked the home up off its foundation and dropped it back down about a half mile from here.
suspect in the previous groping. anita. >>> at least 41 new yorkers died in superstorm sandy. nearly half of them on staten island. hundreds of residents need food, water, gas, and they say help is not coming fast enough. we have a look at the damage. >> reporter: anita, the scenes of devastation here in staten island are really unbelievable. four days after the storm images like the one you see behind me, a telephone power pole completely uprooted out of the ground, surprisingly common. sandy's force is very visible on staten island. in the harbor boats are piled on top of each other. houses are torn from their foundations and pushed hundreds of feet away into the marsh. homes are boarded up, some with signs begging for help. >> i've been completely devastated. >> reporter: this 16-year-old came to this distribution center to get supplies for her whole family. >> we came here to get some food and water for us because we have no heat. >> reporter: she is not alone. hundreds of residents are suffering. they say the city, state, and federal government sig norring them. >> no one is really h
already weary from super storm sandy. residence dealing with the cold and darkness, sandy struck more than a week ago and they say that they are at their breaking point. >> for this to happen very soon is so frustrating. >> reporter: wednesday's storm interrupted the recovery process across new jersey and new york and also caused hundreds of thousands of new outages. many, they had just gotten their power back, only to see it knocked out again. >> all of a sudden, boom. and there we are. back in the middle ages. >> reporter: officials say it could have been worse. >> the snow was helpful, believe it or not. because it wasn't rain and so it helped on the flooding side. >> reporter: here in hard hit rockaway beach, it's not snow, but sand that's a big problem. they have been working all day to clear mountains of it from the streets. >> and help take a look at it. >> reporter: the latest stayed behind for his parishioners when sandy hit. >> i hugged them and they cried into my arm. >> reporter: he said some church goers who lost everything planned to move away. >> we encourage them
reeling from superstorm sandy and they're getting hit by that nor'easter tonight. theresa garcia joins us live from rockaway beach, new york. >> reporter: good evening, anita, and what you see now is snow and plenty of it. behind me the waves of the atlantic ocean, some of those waves are breaking at 8 to 10 feet and all along the new york and new jersey coastlines forecasters are saying the storm surge is expected to be around 3 feet. so couple both those together and you've got a big concern for coastal flooding. this nor easter is pretty typical this time of year, but what makes the big difference is how vulnerable this area is after superstorm sandy. snow started to fall at the top of the empire state building as the nor'easter blew into new york this afternoon. residents of a new jersey store neighborhood were evacuated aboard school buses as the storm damaged coast prepared for rain, snow, possible flooding and wind gusts over 50 miles per hour. >> i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie thanks first responder. inland towns
of those neighborhoods hardest hit by super storm sandy. he thanked the first time responders that accounted for nearly half of new york's casualties. >> i'm proud of you, new york. you guys are tough, you bounce back just as america always bounces back. the same is going to be true this time out. >> new york's governor plans to request some $30 billion in federal aid to help with the rebuild. fema currently only has about $8 billion available, but they intend to ask congress for more. in the meantime closer to home, plans to rebuild the ocean city board walk should be finished right on schedule. that's despite hurricane sandy. they tell the daily times of southbury that the project only lost two days because of the storm. the rebuilding is expected to be done in april. the progress involves rebuilding board walk and 15th street. >>> took a little walk outside today, refreshing, a little cool, but refreshing. >> it wasn't windy. >> no. >> temporary. >> yeah, i like that. >> you know i just did a graph, i love graphs as you know. >> does this involve snow? >> no, not yet. but w
after hurricane sandy, still no power in that area. >> i wanted to vote. it was too much -- too involved in it not to find out where to vote and get out there. >> it's good to vote because it will make a difference. you know, and the way things are right now, it's good to vote. >> now buss are being sent out to pick up the voters in the nearby breezy point area where more than 100 poems burned to the ground -- homes burned to the ground last week. new york's also letting people displaced by sandy to vote at any polling site they can manage to get to. >>> well, virginia based rescuers returned home from water weary new jersey communities today. and they were greeted as heroes. scott broom is in chantilly where fairfax county, virginia's task force one is based. >> reporter: these are rescuers who have been around the world. haiti, indonesia, japan. but superstorm sandy brought disaster close to home. off the buss and into the arms of families who have not seen them for ten days. 80 members of virginia task force one came home. >> i was so happy. >> we're really glad to have him home. >> i
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